United are at Newcastle United on Wednesday.
"You donâ€™t win every time," said Ferguson. "Iâ€™ve had plenty of defeats. But in the context of all the achievements, itâ€™s miniscule.
"Weâ€™re all very good at losing, you know that? People maybe say â€śoh theyâ€™re great winnersâ€ť and all that type of thing, but weâ€™re great losers. You know why? Because we donâ€™t let that happen too many times.
"Weâ€™ve got a certain attitude about that. The players help in that respect. Theyâ€™ve addressed the situation. Weâ€™ve had three major defeats this season. Lost to City, we responded. Lost to Crystal Palace, we responded. Lost to Basle, we responded. That tells you something â€“ that the players donâ€™t like losing.
"There was a big impact in losing those games in terms of the criticism we received but we responded, and thatâ€™s Manchester United."